Eco homes fitted with Home Automation
Egypt is the latest country creating a new eco building covering 4.8 million square feet. It will be fully equipped with environmentally friendly features such as solar panels, wind turbines and heating tubes, costing £3.9 billion.
The new eco complex called ‘The Gate Residence’ will house up to 1000 apartments, with three levels of offices, a shopping center, four levels of underground car parking and 24 hour pharmacy.
The roof will be a communal garden with sports areas and infinity swimming pools. The multiple roof-tops will be connected via foot bridges, and the solar roof will be covered by Walkable panels, creating a shadow above the patios and the promenade, which will generate electricity for the building.
The sides of the building will be green with plants to reduce the temperature. The plants will also recycling water.
Work is planned to start in March 2015 and will be completed in 2019.